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, elizabeth. >>> northern california's cleaning up from a series of storms. the latest packing gale force winds and dropping as much as 15 inches of rain in the coastal mountains. there was flooding in some areas. hundreds of flights were canceled. hundreds of thousands of people were left without power. cnn's meteorologist chad myers has the latest from the cnn severe weather center. chad, these powerful storms in les less than a week. could it have been a whole lot worse? >> certainly. and there will be. there are four more storms to come. we had three. one comes form tomorrow and three lined up like planes heading into an international airport. this is going to be a wet week. 23 inches of rain. not snow. we've had feet of snow in the higher elevations. but 23 inches of rain in spots that has to all run off. now the ground's saturated. it's going to run off every time it rains again. talked about power outages. look at this. this is category 2, 3, 4 wind gusts here in parts of california in the highest of elevations knocking trees down, knocking power lines down as well. backing up to l
hit washington, oregon, and northern california today and more heavy rain is expected to pound the region through tomorrow. flooding is causing problems like sinkholes. cnn's dan simon is standing in front of a huge one in lafayette, california. dan, another round of storms is coming, as wolf said. can that rain-soaked area handle anymore rain? >> reporter: well, it's just a mess, kate, and the forecast is bad news for these rain-soaked communities. let me explain where i am. i'm in lafayette, california, standing inside a sinkhole. this is pretty dramatic. it's 80 feet long, 40 feet wide, 15 deep. let me explain how this happened. the water was gushing beneath the road here. there's a creek. and basically, the soil just ripped away and it caused the street to cave in. crews have been working all day, trying to clear out these large chunks of concrete. they also had to create these alternative lines, these temporary lines for water and sewage to service this neighborhood, so they didn't, you know, go without basic services. the weather has been terrible here in the bay area for
sunday, this is the biggest travel headache from seattle all the way down to san francisco. northern california does some very heavy rain and wind for the next couple of days. lisa? >> sounds like everyone is going to have to really be patient as they try to get home for the holidays. >> yes. >> alexandra, thanks. it's not going to be easy but we'll see, hopefully it won't be too much of a travel headache. >> patience is important. lisa, thank you. >>> the president is in the briefing room momentarily. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. [ bell ringing ] >> church bells rang out at 9:30 a.m. eastern marking one week since the newtown, connecticut shooting occurred. people paused to honor the 20 children and six adults that were gunned down. cards have been pourin
died in a plane crash in northern mexico. she was a real american success store. she was born in california to immigrants from mexico. she started working in her father's small record label studio and recorded top hits that made charts around the world. she was recently in florida to receive a billboard awards and performed at the billboard awards. my mom is a huge fan of hers and kind of the equivalent of "the voice" on telemundo. she was a singer in a genre of music dominated by males and brought a powerful voice to that genre where she sang, frankly, about her struggles to give her kids a better life. her death is a tragedy at a young age and hundreds of people are mourning her loss. she's survived by her five children and two grandchildren and our prayers go out to her that god may grant her the peace to deal with this difficult circumstance. >> she was 43 years old.voice. >> certainly a great tragedy. >>> meanwhile, tearful apologies today from the two australian deejays who made last week's prank call to the duchess of cambridge's hospital. the nurse who took the call an
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